Patterns on Cylindrical Parts
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing
This tip shows you how to make a pattern on a cylinder made from a flat sheet. Please note that the process shown in this tip does not create round holes on the cylinder. To learn how to create a cylinder with fully-formed round holes, please read my tip “Holes on Cylindrical Parts.”
The axes of the holes radiate outward from the axis of the cylinder.
Add the holes to a flat plate and then use the Bend Part command to make the cylinder.
First you need to know the…
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